OLD TESTAMENT 2.0
Orthodox Jews are failing to see the laff value in Israeli
comedian Gil Kopatch's irreverent monologues...
"Wearing a baseball cap and geeky glasses, Kopatch delights TV
audiences with political jokes and racy bits, all based on the
Bible.... Determined to silence the man they call "the wicked
clown," ultra-Orthodox lawmakers dragged Kopatch before
Parliament's Education Committee Wednesday and threatened to bring
down the government if the comic wasn't taken off the air." [San Francisco
...but, then again, they've yet to have the opportunity to
enjoy the theological revisionism of the current crop of American
indie rockers, featuring such inspiring lyrics as:
"Adam was not the first man 'though the Bible tells us so. There
was one created before him, whose name we do not know. He also
lived in the garden but he had no mouth or eyes. One day Adam came
to kill him and he died beneath these skies."
["Pet Politics," Silver Jews]
"And they said in the beginning there were just two peoples in the
world, you know, Eve and Adam. Well, there must have been somebody
else. Eve knows somebody else - Adam didn't - but Eve did. Too
many definition of peoples in the world. I don't care what the
people said - somebody else gettin' between Eve's legs."
["Tojo Told Hitler," R.L. Burnside]
"Fuck Eve. That was the problem from the start. If it had been
Adam and Adam, none of this other shit would have ever happened."
["Boys With the Boys," The Frogs]